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Accenture Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
8,254 Reviews

3.6
8,254 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to build your career if you are career oriented, ambitious, and single (or married with no kids)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Melbourne

    Pros

    Vast opportunities to learn new and latest trend of technology as well as to get yourself trained in both technical/hard skills and people/soft skills. Very structured methodology and approach that are invaluable to learn. Strong global network and attitude to deliver work. Supportive to flexible working arrangement.

    Cons

    If your definition of "life" is "work", then you will get a very good work-life balance but if you have kids and you are a family person, this is probably not a suitable place for you. The higher you go up your level, the more expectation from you to work longer hours (but don't get paid overtime) to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is just an empty slogan now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    System integrator, not a proper consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global network and opportunities, relocation possibilities

    Cons

    Quality of people they are recruiting, not great culture and value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality of people they are recruiting, not great culture and value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very competitive and hard to succeed without self promotion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversity of projects and gain expire to a lot of business practices both within the company and their clients

    Cons

    Long, long, long hours. Promotion depends on performance ratings, but more importantly on how good you are at promoting yourself as an valuable asset

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't walk the talk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    Pros

    Access to a lot of on-line training

    Cons

    Focused on billable hours at the expense of delivering true value for customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reviewing the consulting model to reflect emerging technologies. Customers expect lower costs as a result of advances in digital area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning curve, but bad leadership and career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Melbourne

    Pros

    Learning curve, exposure, prestige of working in a multi-national company

    Cons

    Career development. leadership and management not as forward thinking as other consultancy companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve on innovation and sincerely developing your employees' career opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Truly global

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne

    Pros

    Great people
    Interesting work
    International training
    Promotions are based on merit and easy to move up especially from analyst to manager

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not great
    Large company and can sometimes feel like a 'resource'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems to vary from individual to individual and also by country/region

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    compensation package for employees is fine (not great).

    Cons

    C level white elephants should be thrown out which are popular for their shoddy work of not getting there job right (i.e. getting new projects)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should held responsible for not getting projects (they should be fired rather than people at lower levels). As C level folks couldn't win projects, their effects are seen by employees of subsequent levels (Sr. Mgr, Mgr, Cons, Analysts) who were asked to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The only way is the way you are

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst  in  Canberra
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Canberra

    Pros

    Some really great people, huge database of online learning and skills packages, lots of work experience

    Cons

    required to work 8 hours due to contract Accenture had with the client, but only paid to work the regular 7.5, very difficult to move up, services workforce was very irritating when given consulting work as no access to office space or laptop or much assistance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Competent,diligent & resultoriented professional with 6+ years of experience in Utilities,Banking, Financial and Telecom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Melbourne

    Pros

    • Competent, diligent & result oriented IT professional with an experience over 6.5 years of experience in Utilities, Banking & telecom domain which includes 3 months of Onsite in Chelmsford, UK and 11 months of Onsite in Melbourne, Australia in testing of various applications and Systems, currently spearheading as Senior Analyst with Accenture.
    • Hands on exposure in Database Testing, Mobile Device testing and Manual Testing in Agile environment.
    • Possess an inborn quantitative aptitude and proficiency in Test Documentation like Test Strategy , Master Test Plans , Project Test Approach and Initial Test approach
    • Test Plans, Test Data, Test Reports, Test Sce narios and Test Cases.
    • In-depth knowledge of all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) with concentration on requirements analysis, technical systems design, testing and implementation of various applications & QA Testing tools such as ALM , Microsoft Test Manager, HP Quality Center , Rational Functional Tester, Rational Quality Manager, QTP, Team Foundation Server (TFS).
    • Good knowledge on Excel Macros which enabled to create several tools to save the Testing Effort.
    • Expertise in SQL and Test Design Techniques and exposure in handling programming activities in .Net framework
    • Experience in coordinating the various stakeholders and functional groups for implementation of processes.
    • A systematic, organized, hardworking team player with an analytical bent of mind; reliable as a fully contributing, responsible & accountable member of task/project teams.
    • Hold a Permanent Resident status

    Cons

    I am a workaholic with a vision to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Sydney

    Pros

    - On-going training is great. There are many opportunities to learn about new technologies to enhance and improve your current skillset
    - Meet lots of people on different projects.

    Cons

    - Extensive travel. You may be required to travel weekly to a location for a number of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Some flexibility for out of town work assignments. The option of working 4/5 days a week out of town and one day at home location - it would help with work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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